So it’s time for us to change things up just a bit. This is an idea I got from a fellow blogger.
10 things that truly make me happy:
- listening to my daughter’s stories about the idiots she encounters on the train each day
- sarcasm: whether I’m the deliverer or the receiver of it
- watching scary movies that make me scream so loud that my mother can hear me outside my house
- seeing my little girl laugh at her dogs until she’s almost breathless
- knowing that there are people who didn’t sleep their way to the top
- knowing that some others did (;
- scaring my daughters and my friends
- laughing until I almost wet my pants
- watching old people dance together
- knowing that paranoid people can’t read my mind
…now how about sharing yours?
Ok everyone, I recently became a member of a poetry “club” and today I decided to enter a contest sponsored by one of the members.
The title of the contest is “Only Homo’s Allowed”
Now before anyone gets off task allow me to elaborate…
The word homo is from the Greek word meaning same and according to Wikipedia a homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of “rise”), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too
Ok, here are the instructions:
“What I want is at least 10 lines or more
Any form is acceptable. But funny is always better
You must include as many Homophones as you can, If
buy chance you include a word that could have been a
Homophone and missed it, you will be N/A
There will be one first, second and third place only
Thank you and good Luck”
So here goes nothing…(let me know what you think)
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who worked down at the local bizarre
the bore eight corn colonels four lunch
and blew genes whir awl the man war
owe the bore eight serial two
from a plait unlike me oar ewe
we wood knead a bowl and a spoon
ore a mop wood bee totally due
won fine weak day mourn wile working
he brood tee four the men who maid toys
making tee and giving assistants
was that witch maid the mane men
his gnu fame was nice
and it urned hymn
a day too lien back and relax
sow he went strait too his sweet
and wile still on his feat
he eight mince, mustered, pees and bare meet
at work he aloud his ant two chute bawl
butt four know obvious reason at awl
she through bred and plumb pi at
he chaste her aweigh
butt owe my he felt sow bad
sew he cent her to scents and a flour
and aloud her two come back inn an our
the gilt she felt
brought her pane
four she new she ode hymn sew much
she gathered her teem just inn thyme
two sing thank ewe sow very much.
win he herd the whey
they whir singing
it brought a tier too his I
he ran too the gait
two waive wildly
wile screaming a hi pitched buy by.
by Rochelle Harris
Today’s prompt: “…challenge you to write a landay. Landays are 22-syllable couplets, generally rhyming. The form comes from Afghanistan, where women often use it in verses that range from the sly and humorous to the deeply sardonic and melancholy.”
I cry for you nightly in my head.
For I lie next to my husband in our wedding bed.
Today is Monday of the Second Week in Lent and by now, like most failed New Year’s Resolutions, quite a few of us have already given in to what we “gave up”. Some of us are worried or ashamed, but the good news is that there is still time to make good on our commitments or even make new commitments. Each day is a new day and each Sunday is a mini Easter, as our priest preaches and teaches. He also teaches that it’s not so much about giving up, but giving – of ourselves – our time, our money and our talents. We should focus on almsgiving, fasting, praying and volunteering. Father’s homily inspired us to increase our tithes and our prayer times.
Whether we have been faithful to our Lenten commitments or not, let’s re-examine them and determine how much more of ourselves we can give. In Luke 6:36-38, Jesus tells the disciples:
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts and will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down and overflowing will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”
These are simple instructions to live by, right? Yes, if we put our faith and trust in God.
Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Mark 1:17)
Here are three simple suggestions to become fishers of men and to spread the gospel. Try these simple steps and let the grace of the Holy Spirit work through you.
1) Ask God to give you a desire to share his good news.
2) Find the courage to ask people, even strangers, “Can I pray with you?” (You’d be surprised at how many people are open to a quiet, nonthreatening invitation).
3) Invite people to join you for church service. Offer to pick them up if they can’t make it on their own. Take them out to breakfast afterwards. Become a friend, and your love for Christ will rub off on them.
Tell us how you spread the Word of God…